National Curriculum assessment usually refers to the statutory assessments carried out in primary schools in England, colloquially known as SATs. The assessments are made up of a combination of testing and teacher assessment judgements. You can read, download and practice 2014 Sample Key Stage 2 Year 6 SATs Science with Mark Schemes at the end of the article.
National Curriculum Assessments are now carried out only at the end of Key Stages 1 and 2. At both key stages the process includes a combination of tests and teacher assessment judgements. The first round of assessments in the new model was undertaken in 2016.
What are SATs?
SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) are national tests given to children at school. They are also known as 'SATs papers', 'SATs exams' or 'SATs tests'.
In primary school, children take their Key Stage 1 (KS1) SATs at the end of Year 2 and their Key Stage 2 (KS2) SATs at the end of Year 6. SATs papers are taken in English Reading, Maths and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GaPS or SPaG). Separate SATs papers are also taken in Writing and Science though these are less formal teacher assessments.
In secondary school, children take their Key Stage 3 (KS3) SATs at the end of Year 9. Children can expect tests in English Reading, Writing Maths, Science and Shakespeare. Rather than externally moderated exams, these tests are teacher assessments.
You can read, download and practice with the 2014 Sample Key Stage 2 Year 6 SATs Science with Mark Schemes below. If you have difficulties to download the files, you can read the guide at here How to / Guide to download the file with steps.